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SUREKHA JAIN SS’14 Collection

May 4, 2014
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Surekha Jain – Spring Summer 2014 Collection Highlights Colors – Plum, Thistle, Rose, Hot Pink, Light Rose, Squash Yellow, Banana Yellow, Raincoat Yellow and Ivory. Silhouettes – Kaftans, Sheer Saree Dresses, Hand Embroided Lehenga and Kurti Shirts. Summer Prints – Chikankari, floral, Aztec and digital water color prints. SUREKHA JAIN is an international couturier who designs dream collections that blend with perfection into Eastern mystique and Western cutting edge living. Her skillful combination of global chic with the great Indian treasure trove of embroidery and textures has won her many die hard patrons.  She is a self taught designer who has associated with and created for some of the most exclusive luxury labels of international standards. Surekha is no stranger to the fraternity of fashion. She has dressed international celebrities and been part of couture globally. Over the years she has specially developed a relationship with two powerful British leaders Cherie Blair and  the late Margaret Thatcher. At Surekha Jain it is not just the bride but the bridesmaid, mother and sister who can discover their own wedding look. Inspirational embroidery, evolved silhouettes and a very western color palette come together to create an understated bridal collection for the elegant bride.  From occasion wear to the bridal trousseau, the designer has also houses a luxury range of soft linen hat can be gifted to the bride for her new home.  Hand tucked quilts, cushions, throws, embroideries and embellished cushions, come together to create a Cordon Bleu collection to gift to the newlyweds. Visit her store Surekha Jain | 312 | DLF Emporio | Vasant Kunj | New Delhi ——————————————————————————————————— And now, for the winner of SammyDress.com giveaway. Thank you all for participating and making this giveaway a huge success. Since all of you were fair on your part, picking one …

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Max Fashion Icon 2014 City Finale

February 25, 2014
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   Max Fashion India, the leading international value fashion brand, hosted their city finale for Max Fashion Icon 2014 in Delhi.  The alluring fashion property launched by Max, revealed the top 15 contestants who battled it out at the City Finale for Max Fashion Icon. The event ensued to be a high profile affair in the presence of the who’s who of Delhi and the contestants were cheered on by enthusiastic guests at The Kila, Seven Style Mill Compound. The high profile panel of judges included Mr. Vasanth Kumar – Executive Director-Max, Jatin Kampani – Ace Fashion and Bollywood photographer, Nandini Bhalla – Cosmopolitan Editor and Renowned Fashion Designers – Malini Ramani and Shivan & Naresh. The evening was graced by the gorgeous model, Preeti Dhata   The evening proved to be a complete fashion treat with outstanding poise and glamour as the contestants walked the ramp in style showcasing three different collections – ethnic and western wear for men and women. The western wear for women featured Max’s spring collection with a key underwater theme brought alive by waterscape prints, pearl embellishments and shaded effects.   The men’s western wear round comprised re-interpreted military look and washed out pastel shades that are the key looks for the upcoming spring season along with fresh tropical inspired prints and patterns. The ethnic range for Max Fashion Icon showcased their fusion skirts in varied lengths and bold colours, tribal motifs and an eclectic mix of patterns.   The contestants were shortlisted from the hundreds of hopeful contenders who registered for the contest online and the auditions that took place in the city last week. The popular designer duo Shivan & Naresh’s shoes style | LOVE The city finale winners now go through a series of grooming sessions and mentoring with top professionals in …

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Fashion Week : North East Fashion Fest 2013 | Day 2

December 22, 2013
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A couple of weeks back Delhi witnessed a fresh dose of fashion weeks. Being considered as the fashion capital of India, Delhi was chosen as the venue for North East Fest 2013. With 16 fashion shows which took place on a spread of 4 days, the venue also showcased an exhibition of North Eastern handicrafts.  The idea was to promote North East Fashion industry on a national scale. This week also involved quite a number of North Eastern Bands performing on the grounds, live.  Let’s take a look at some of the collection from North East Fest 2013. DAY 2 RISHA DEKA LINE 22 BY RINZING C BHUTIA ATSU SEKHOSE WENDELL RODRICKS I was quite surprised by the diverse collections from various talented designers. North East has much more to offer than we actually consider it to be. Some photographs contributed for Kalapalette by Prateek Ahluwalia

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Fashion Week : North East Fashion Fest 2013 | Day 1

December 21, 2013
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A couple of weeks back Delhi witnessed a fresh dose of fashion weeks. Being considered as the fashion capital of India, Delhi was chosen as the venue for North East Fest 2013. With 16 fashion shows which took place on a spread of 4 days, the venue also showcased an exhibition of North Eastern handicrafts.  The idea was to promote North East Fashion industry on a national scale. This week also involved quite a number of North Eastern Bands performing on the grounds, live.  Let’s take a look at some of the collection from North East Fest 2013. DAY 1 SAILEX MUNKEE SEE & MUNKEE DOO RAJDEEP RANAWAT I was quite surprised by the diverse collections from various talented designers. North East has much more to offer than we actually consider it to be. Photographs contributed for Kalapalette by Mr. Rabi Dey

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WIFW SS’14 – Pia Pauro | Shivan & Narresh

November 6, 2013
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PIA PAURO | AKAARO Press note :  Transpired into aesthetics at the exotic beaches of Zanzibar and inspired by Pia’s travel through Tanzania and her time spent with the Masai’s at their village. ‘Zanzibar’ is a reflection of the vast african landscapes, the wildlife and the people of Africa. The collection has fabrics like crepe, sil georgette and cottons with the perfect match of ease and luxe to it. SHIVAN & NARRESH | FONTANA Press note :  The soft brutality of slashed & stabbed canvases of Lucio Fontana expose an artistic dimension often remembered – the Negative. Embodying the spatial canvases in monochromes coupled with lemon tints in brazen resortwear, the ensembles emphasize the subtle seduction of the skin. The swimwear returns this season, bolder, with lacerated signature maillots, bikinis & trikinis.  Check out the entire ‘Picture Diary‘ for Wills India Fashion Week SS’14.

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WIFW SS’14 – Gaurav J. Gupta | Paromita Banerjee

November 4, 2013
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While Gaurav J Gupta played the undertones of blue, brown and black; keeping the silhouettes neat and a subtle approach, Promita Banerjee infused in the pop yet earthy hues of red, green, yellow and neutrals. GAURAV JAI GUPTA | AKAARO Press note :  Spring summer 14 draws visual references from the religious habit (dress) of “Missionary at Charity” order and portrait at an old women by Hans Memling. Clothes being social psychological aspect of appearance; the blue (color of virgin mary) stripe which is an integral part of the cotton saree of the sisters of the order. Washed out Cotton Silks with crushed jacquards in blacks and stainless steel are used in easy separates. Hand woven enirely at akaaro studios in Delhi with natural yarns the collection is a symbolic transition from chaos to calmness. PAROMITA BANERJEE | SAFED RANG Press note :  The collection is all about presenting a rooted India to the audience. An India where the finest of fabrics are cottons and Khadi, handwoven on looms; and they can be shaped into any silhouette of choice. The designer has chosen the ethno-contemporary path; where the fabrics and textiles remind you of India but in a very global context.  Check out the entire ‘Picture Diary‘ for Wills India Fashion Week SS’14.

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WIFW SS’14 – Malini Ramani | Gauri & Nainika

October 17, 2013
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The Gatsby fever empowered Gauri & Nainika’s collection, while Malini played the Cleopatra; showcasing a collection entirely dipped in hues of gold, dusted with shimmer. MALINI RAMANI | WANDERLUST WONDERLAND Press note :  This season’s collection is created for the woman with Wanderlust. Malini has designed a line of ultra – luxurious clothing especially for the stylish, globetrotting woman with a multi dimensional personality. The collection includes glamorous silk jersey drapes in pop colors, block printed dresses on sand washed silks and soft cotton and sexy cocktail dresses in sparkly metallic sequins. Jewellery by Outhouse. GAURI & NAINIKA Press note :  The colourful coastal settlements of the Amalfi Coast with its terraced vineyards, stunning landscape and sparkling blue waters would turn out to be a well of inspiration for any visitor. Freer in shape, the styles have been created in a cocktail of prints vibrant solids with a few pieces in bold umbrella stripes. Fabrics such as chiffon, crepe de chine, organza and microcrepe lend a luxurious feel to the line. Check out the entire ‘Picture Diary‘ for Wills India Fashion Week SS’14.

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WIFW SS’14 – Oz Fest- Romance was Born by Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales

October 13, 2013
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Just one word for this design, RAINBOW! ROMANCE WAS BORN | ANNA PLUNKETT & LUKE SALES Press note : ROMANCE WAS BORN’s vision of womenswear encompasses both new and classic modes of fashion, resulting fun elegance. Australian designers Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales met whilst studying and their design partnrship began simply from a mutual admiration of ideas and blossomed into production with the official launch of the label in 2005. They see the work of Indian craft as vital to their own ability to be inspired and create costumes outside the trappings of fashino trends. Check out the entire ‘Picture Diary‘ for Wills India Fashion Week SS’14.

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WIFW SS’14 – Geisha Designs by Paras and Shalini

October 12, 2013
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This collection blew my mind off! Organza, lace, crochet, delicate silhouettes and romanticism were the key notes of this collection. GEISHA DESIGNS | LAGOON Press note : The Geisha girl is now Younger and Bolder. Her spirit remains rooted in romance but now with a new carefree attitude. Cuts are cooler, silhouettes are younger, with the introduction of more separates. The unpredictability in the flow of the show is its unique factor. Simple ,elegant, pretty ,feminine, romantic are the key words that encapsulate the collection. Check out the entire ‘Picture Diary‘ for Wills India Fashion Week SS’14.

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WIFW SS’14 – Nachiket Bharve | Nida Mahmood

October 11, 2013
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Anything Bollywood is a big hit. Period! This is exactly what keeps getting proven from time to time, and this time it was Nida Mahmood’s collection which kept us on the edges of our seats. The hologram effect on accessorization and prints, and those charmingly famous filmy dialogues in the background score was like a Bollywood movie in itself! Whereas Nachiket Bharve’s collection was all about a gloomy dream, which consisted of a lake side picturesque, complete with butterflies, dragonflies and clover leaves. NACHIKET BHARVE | FOSSIL Press note : The contrast between the fragile yet heavy and dense fossils and rocks, and their interpretation in the airy light fabrics is the challenging and exciting part of creating this collection.The key details of tassels, sheerness, sleeve inserts and a strong focus on skirts, outline this collection. The shoes are custom made in the fabrics from the line. The collection has separates that can be mixed and matched to create individualistic looks. NIDA MAHMOOD | BOMBAY BIOSCOPE Press note : Cosmos of Constellations Where Stars join the dots of Destiny and Dreams. In a Parallel Universe of Parallel Reality. This collection attempts to narrate another new visual story. Through a tricam of three distinct styles.Line Art wire-framing Constellations, 3 Dimensional Triangulations and Angular Crystallized Forms come together. As an Ode to the Magic of Moving images. Those are Timeless yet Transient and continuously transforming celebrating 100 Years of Indian Cinema. Check out the entire ‘Picture Diary‘ for Wills India Fashion Week SS’14.

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